The Latest Trend For Indian Wedding Guests? Classic Black

Raj Desai | 10/26/22

Raj Desai | 10/26/22

Writer, designer, and walking encyclopedia for South Asian weddings.

Black wedding guest outfits for Indian weddings

Black wedding guest wear is one of the latest and greatest trends to pop up on social media. And once you see the full effect, it’s obvious why people are going bananas over it.

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Now, wearing black to a South Asian wedding might feel like a stretch since, A) our outfits typically look like the Crayola factory exploded (in the best way possible); and B) a lot of us are into the maximalist prints and embroidery from the likes of Papa Don’t Preach and Siddhartha Bansal—myself included.

 

You might have to see it to believe it, but black South Asian wear can still be all of those things. 

 

In fact, black South Asian wear is incredibly versatile and varied. You can opt for a traditional handwoven Banarasi sari (a timeless, high-quality wardrobe staple), a lightweight or heavily embellished lehenga, or even a modern Indowestern cape set. If you can dream it, it exists (probably on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop). 

 

Here are some beautiful black South Asian outfits that you’ll want to wear on repeat this upcoming wedding season.

This off-the-shoulder dragonfly blouse that pairs well with trousers, cigarette pants, or even as a blouse for a mix n’ match lehenga set.

Black Wedding Fits

Price: $100

Here’s a one-shouldered number that you’ll have you sparkling under the reception lights.

Black Wedding Fits

Price: $585

You’ll get your money’s worth in this gorgeous velvet gown that works well for South Asian weddings and Western events.

Black velvet gown with leg slit

Price: $151

Traditional dhoti meets modern guest wear in this lightweight, gold-bordered set.

Dhoti Sari set in black and gold

Price: $218

If you want to wear all the colors and still look ravishing in black, this sequin-embroidered, digital printed set is for you.

Floral embroidered black lehenga set

Price: $408

Every South Asian wardrobe deserves a Banarasi sari as beautiful as this black one.

Black Banarasi sari with champagne colored top

Price: $975

You can’t go wrong with this all-season appropriate, off-the-shoulder jumpsuit.

Black Wedding Fits

Price: $624

This glamorous sequined fit features a sheer palla to show off your sexy, sparkly blouse.

Black sequin sari set

Price: $387

Esha Koul is one of my favorite designers for wedding guests. Simple, stylish, and comfortable designs; excellent prices.

Black and white sharara

Price: $228

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Now here’s an outfit that’ll get the Auntys’ tongues wagging. The 70’s vibe is strong in this set that comes with an embellished cape, bralette, and flare pants. 

Indowestern cape set in black

Price: $572

Got a Mexico destination wedding on your calendar? You’ll feel breezy and beautiful in this tropical-inspired maxi gown.

Sleeveless flowing maxi dress in black

Price: $573

Can’t get enough of this sexy sequined sari with a green bustier top.

Black sequined sari with green bustier top

Price: $877

If you haven’t heard of Masaba, this is another designer to bookmark for your wedding guest wear needs. Especially loving this foil printed black and pink sari.

Black and pink Masaba sari

Price: $234

If you love Masaba but hate the fuss of a sari, here’s a lehenga to wear instead.

Black Wedding Fits

Price: $325

This lehenga is so beautiful (and expensive), it could work as a reception look for both brides and wedding guests.

Prevasu gold embroidered lehenga

Price: $1,430

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Raj Desai

Content strategist and UX writer who’s been researching and writing about weddings for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps.

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